October 1, 2020

Fr. Britto's Weekly Bulletin Letter  
Fr. Britto wrote his weekly bulletin letter specifically about SPC, our National Blue Ribbon distinction, and the value of a Catholic education.
Please download Fr. Britto's letter by clicking here.


Six Flags Rread to Succeed

Great news! Don't throw those 2020 Read to Succeed Six Flags Great America tickets away. Six Flags Great America will honor the 2020 tickets through August 2021. Those students who were in kindergarten through sixth grade during the 2019-2020 school year and read 360 minutes received a free ticket to Great America. Please contact Mrs.McCallister at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.  

SPC Home & School Association

TRIP Information! 
On behalf of the Home and School Association, welcome to St. Paul of the Cross.I wanted to quickly introduce myself as your new T.R.I.P. (Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Plan) Coordinator for the 2020-2021 school year.If you are unfamiliar with T.R.I.P., more information can be found here on our website.T.R.I.P. offers excellent rebates through purchases of e-gift cards that families use every day.  Ranging from Lands End Uniforms to Amazon to local restaurants and more- you are able to put small percentages of your purchases back towards your FACTS account with St. Paul of the Cross.You may register for your account here, and even transfer your profile from your former school (if one exists) by using the code C21ELFAD426

Due to COVID this year, we are suspending the purchase of physical gift cards until further notice. There are several gift cards that we have on hand that can be purchased on a first come, first serve basis by emailing Tiffany Braun atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You must have a valid TRIP account to purchase these cards before emailing. Checks will need to be made out to SPC TRIP, or you can arrange a credit card payment through Shop with Scrip after emailing Tiffany.
Please click here for our current inventory.


Magnets and Totes
Have you seen the cool SPC canvas tote bags and car magnets around town? The tote bags are a natural colored canvas with an embroidered SPC logo, navy accents, top zip and front pocket. Handles are long enough to go over the shoulder. Car magnets are a great way to show off that SPC is the place to be!
These are available for purchase on the Home and School Association webpage.
Please visit our web page by clicking here (https://www.spc-school.net/parents/homeandschool), select the quantity and your purchase will be delivered to you at pick up or drop off. All proceeds/profit support Home & School expenses. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Almendarez Gemoets at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs.
Please click here for the October 3rd bulletin.

Food Drive for St. Paul of the Cross Food Pantry Sunday, October 3rd
The Apache Tribe of the Park Ridge Wilderness Princesses will be conducting a food drive for St Paul of the Cross Food Pantry on Sunday, October 3rd.

1.   Any canned durable goods are appreciated.

2.   The Food Pantry is especially looking for chunky soups, pasta sauce, peanut butter and canned fruits.

Please drop off at any of the following Park Ridge locations on October 3rd; a box will be located on the front porch and will be a safe contactless drop off:

Eric Bjornson - 435 Root St
Keith Krause - 1121 South Crescent Ave
Tom Hunt - 122 Elmore St


District 64 Early Childhood Developmental Screenings 

District 64 Diagnostic Team is offering a screening for families with children under the age of three who have concerns with their child's development.

Also, District 64 offers monthly preschool screening for children ages 3-6 who are not yet in kindergarten. All screenings are offered virtually at this time. Please see below to download the information.

District 64 Early Childhood Developmental Screenings

St. Viator High School Upcoming Enrollment Events October 6th and October 22nd